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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data
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Splunk and Kepware Join Forces Around Industrial Data

New alliance highlights increasing interest in industrial control systems market from the enterprise IT space.
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The Economics of Automation

The purpose of automation is not to eliminate jobs, but to give workers the tools they need to do their jobs faster and more productively.
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Mid-Range Backlash Precision Gearboxes Grind Forward

In both industrial and precision markets, 5-20 arc-min backlash-rated precision gearboxes are seeing the highest growth, offering a midpoint between high precision and industrial geared motors.
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Industrial Wearable Devices Are Coming
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Industrial Wearable Devices Are Coming

What seemed like science fiction just a few years ago is quickly becoming reality. Will smart wearables allow operations to boldly go where no manufacturer has gone before?
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APM Automation: Problem, Solution or Both?

With the Internet of Things, Big Data analytics, and increasingly sophisticated knowledge about process equipment condition, we are now able to reduce the downtime that automation led to in the first
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Shop Floor to Top Floor: Methodology Matters

If little about the financial view of operations has improved despite achieving shop floor to top floor integration, consider developing a cost model built from an operational model of your organizati
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The Science Timeline portion of http://spacestationlive.nasa.gov lists the experiments being conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station.
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The Industrial Internet of Things…in Space

U.S. National Laboratory on board the International Space Station is dedicated to novel research projects that can potentially yield groundbreaking results.
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Internet of Things: From Well to Wheel

From the technology behind oil exploration to managing traffic at downtown intersections, the Internet of Things is shaping our understanding of the world around us.
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Building an Enterprise-Wide Automation Architecture
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Building an Enterprise-Wide Automation Architecture

As manufacturers collect more and more data for analysis and decision-making, the need for an enterprise-wide automation system architecture strategy becomes ever more critical.
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Accepting Change is Necessary to Improve Machine Safety
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Accepting Change is Necessary to Improve Safety

George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” Both employees and management may resist changes necessary to improve safety and keep OSHA at bay.
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ABB to Unveil Collaborative Robot
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ABB to Unveil Collaborative Robot

YuMi, a human-friendly dual-arm robot design for assembly work alongside humans, is scheduled for release in 2015.
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Pervasive Sensing Gets Even More Pervasive

Since rolling out its campaign for pervasive sensing at last year’s user group meetings, Emerson Process Management has been pushing for more sensors beyond just process control and safety.
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Start Thinking Like a Futurist

As keynote speaker, futurist Jack Uldrich urged everyone at Emerson Exchange this week to step away from the daily grind and think about the future. Technological capabilities are skyrocketing everywhere, and we need to change the way we think about them if we’re going to jump that curve.
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